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Containerised distributed Dynamic Agent support for Remote Gateways

Installations of IWS/d 9.X & 10.1 in a virtualised or physcal infrastructure currently supports remote GW for Dynamic Agents (see link below). Containerised Dynamic agents do not support this configuration as the GW is hard coded to localhost....
about 12 hours ago in Workload Automation 0 Submitted

HashiCorp integration with IWS for secure connection between DB and IWS master

There should be a way to intigrate HashiCorp with IWS .We saw security team in organation asking to use Hashicorp to secure the connection/authentication between IWS master and oracle database as we are using XML file to pass password/Username (ev...
4 days ago in Workload Automation 2 Future consideration

To be able to control how broker jobs execute, alphabetically vs based on start time.

Currently dynamic broker jobs execute in alphabetical order and if jobs back up for any reason, then jobs at higher alphabet order execute first and lower alphabet jobs wait even though start time was in past. This causes SLA's to be missed and no...
about 1 month ago in Workload Automation 0 Future consideration

over-come event watcher limitation

Hello, Whenever file watcher event fires for the first time, relevant file should not be in server path, else IWA consider it as old file and fails to submit the job. through an IBM case we came to know that it is a limitation of IWA. Due to this ...
12 days ago in Workload Automation 0 Planned for future release

Real-time audit record in CDP files EQQCDPx

During IWS BatchOps daily work, they need to perform a lot MCP activities. Especially when there is a test prior to new application release and onborad new applications/LPARs such as Hold/Release/NOP/UNNOP/other thousands of jobs in TWS applicatio...
7 months ago in Workload Automation 0 Future consideration

EQQSERVER avoid 878 abend

The EQQSERVER uses storage below 16 MB. If we have a lot of jobs using EQQSERVER, we get an S878.
over 3 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Allow Mailman Server to continue processing other servers after a failed server

Please refer to We have 20 servers under the control of a single Mailman server , Which processes the message queue. We had a failure on 1 server , which in turn caused ALL other server messages NOT to be processed. which eventually IWS believed t...
3 months ago in Workload Automation 0 Future consideration

Add support in REST API to set Dynamic agent offline or online.

Add support in REST API to set Dynamic agent offline or online.API should have same functionality as resource.sh. Similiar command to take DA offline (-setOffline) or online (-setOnline)./tws*****/ibm/TWA/TDWB/bin/resource.sh -usr TWS_ID -pwd xxxx...
almost 2 years ago in Workload Automation 0 Planned for future release

Be able to change work station type

To simplify transition for objects defined on extended agent to dynamic pool agent. To be able to change workstation type from extended agent to dynamic pool on the go for migrations purposes.
almost 2 years ago in Workload Automation 0 Planned for future release

Implement security for creating, modifying and removing ETT

IWS provited a detailed protection for the most objects via authority groups.Creating, modifying and removing ETTs in the database does not have similar security features as the authority groups implements. It is just possible to protect ETT eleme...
over 3 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration